Roto VR: The Virtual Reality Chair Which Works With All Headsets

Roto VR: The Virtual Reality Chair Which Works With All Headsets

Every tech company in the Valley wants to be in the VR space. Be it a VR headset or a display system or the software. However, Roto VR is building a comfortable chair to ensure the best VR experience. If you think about it, it the Roto VR has a strong business case. It can fit right into any VR system and how.

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Introduction

VR is a whole new world where the content cannot be delivered through your conventional 3D TV. Conventional TV’s simply cannot replicate the content which can be delivered through a VR Headset. Even though VR headsets are not a mass market product yet, you can still buy a simplistic Google cardboard or a similar smartphone powered VR headset from the market.

Let’s accept, the technology is not there yet. Augmented reality, when combined with Stereoscopic 3D experience, can be jarring and sometimes confusing. The content itself is sometimes out of focus and confusing. It may be not as per user expectations and the investments can go down the drain. A game controller with a keyboard and mouse has been around for a long time.

How we interact with these virtual worlds will take some time to evolve. The current headset’s do only as much with the current limitations. So how do we enhance the current experience? Meet Roto VR: The Virtual Reality Chair Which Works With All Headsets

The content itself is sometimes out of focus and confusing. It may be not as per user expectations and the investments can go down the drain. A game controller with a keyboard and mouse has been around for a long time.

How we interact with these virtual worlds will take some time to evolve. The current headset’s do only as much with the current limitations. So how do we enhance the current experience? Meet Roto VR: The Virtual Reality Chair Which Works With All Headsets

Addressing these limitations with the current VR Headsets in the market, Roto gives you a motorized spinning chair. With the user being stationary, you can control walking, sprinting or directions with the footplate controller.

It does the jobs of a joystick and mouse, bringing in a whole new dimension to your virtual avatar. One can enjoy the freedom of turning around 360 degrees to see what’s beyond your peripheral vision with ease. This allows the user to change their perspective in a natural way, similar to would you would do in the real world.

So, simply put, the Roto is a supplemental VR accessory that comes from a London-based startup. The company already hit a bump last year with their kick-starter project being canceled due to lack of backers. They were initially looking to raise £85,000 but was only able to get £11,160 from 51 backers. That did not stop them from going ahead with the project. The company is taking pre-orders and expect to ship the accessory by the end of the year.

Kickstarter Project Cancelled

You can now directly buy their products from their website.

The complete package consists of the following items:

  • Roto VR Base
  • Roto VR Chair
  • Roto VR HeadTracker
  • Roto VR Touch Pedals
  • Roto VR Basic Cable Magazine

Conclusion

The Roto chair received a lot of Buzz from the Blogosphere with mostly favorable reviews. The crowdfunding campaign failed, but the company is still going ahead with the product manufacturing from their Chinese manufacturers. If you have a thing for VR and deep pockets, going for this makes a lot of sense.

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Reviews

  • Performance9
  • Features7
  • Build Quality9
  • Value for Money8
  • Brand8
  • 8.2

    Score

    The ultimate VR accessory for the ultimate VR fanboy. Lot of connectivity options supporting most of the current VR devices available in the market.


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